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  • Dubai Expo 2020: Two year countdown begins

    01/15/2019 3:30:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Gulf Business ^ | October 20, 2018 | Robert Anderson
    On October 20 this month it will be two years until Dubai officially opens what is expected to be the largest event ever seen in the Arab world. Since securing the 2020 World Expo, Dubai has promised a spectacle that will contribute to the UAE’s national vision, boost its international reputation, stimulate economic, cultural and scientific growth on a local and global level and leave a lasting and sustainable legacy. No small task, but there have been plenty of encouraging indications since the successful bid in November 2013. In recent months alone we have seen signs of the promised scale...
  • US Navy sub commander demoted after hiring prostitutes in Philippines

    01/12/2019 3:15:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 12, 2019 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A Navy submarine commander was disciplined and demoted last summer after admitting to paying for female prostitutes while stationed in the Philippines. Capt. Travis Zettel lost the confidence to command the attack submarine USS Bremerton and was relieved of duty back in August following the investigation...
  • Murders Committed by Illegals Called "Bearable" [semi-satire]

    01/12/2019 7:22:52 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    At a press conference this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) defended her unbending opposition to increased border security by asserting that "the crimes committed by some of those illegally entering the United States are not sufficient justification for implementing stricter enforcement at the border. The murders of innocent Americans by foreigners are regrettable, but bearable." "We are a large and populous nation," the Speaker pointed out. "We have plenty of room for persons who want to come live in America. The number of our citizens killed or harmed by individuals coming across our border without formal permission is only...
  • Trump and Kim Jong Un to Choose Hanoi for Second Summit, Report Says

    01/08/2019 10:45:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 7, 2019
    Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are set to choose Hanoi for their second face-to-face meeting, South Korean media reports. U.S. officials have already met North Korean counterparts in the Vietnamese capital to plan out the reunion, according to South Korean newspaper Munhwa Ilbo, which cited unnamed diplomatic sources in Seoul and Washington. Trump previously said he plans to hold a second meeting with Kim as early as this month—Singapore, Mongolia, and Switzerland have been named as possible locations for the meeting, as well as Vietnam. Denuclearization talks between the U.S. and North Korea have stalled since the two leaders...
  • Pelosi Says Building Border Wall Immoral [semi-satire]

    01/06/2019 10:06:29 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) stood by her pledge to “not appropriate a single dollar for a border wall” contending that “building such a wall would be immoral.” “Look, building an impermeable barrier would block the natural migration patterns of the herds of immigrants and the predators that depend upon them for their sustenance,” the Speaker said. “The more hospitable conditions on the American side benefit both the predators and their prey. The prey can qualify for numerous government payments that will enable them to support more offspring. The monetary stipends increase the rewards for predators who rob...
  • Dems Forge Ahead to Transform America [semi-satire]

    01/01/2019 10:13:09 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    In a year-end reflection, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf "took pride in the aid I was able to give to immigrants being pursued by ICE. Oakland is a sanctuary city. As such I feel it is my obligation to protect all our inhabitants from persecution by federal authorities. Sure, some of the undocumented immigrants living here have criminal records, but so do some of the native-born citizens. Accepting the fact that a portion of any population must live outside the law is what is required if we truly respect the values of diversity." "I have no regrets," Schaaf asserted. "The victims...
  • Lincoln Continental brings back 'suicide doors'

    12/26/2018 12:17:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN Business ^ | December 17, 2018 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    Lincoln is bringing back its iconic "suicide doors." A special limited-edition version of the big Lincoln Continental will have back doors that are hinged at the rear rather than the front. The feature presented some engineering challenges, but backward-opening doors are something Lincoln designers have long wanted to include on a car, design director David Woodhouse said. The doors are closely associated with one of the brand's best-remembered models, the 1960s Lincoln Continental. The 1961 Continental was a turning point in American automotive design. Many automakers were experimenting with new styles as trends shifted. After years of ever-increasing chrome trim...
  • Smyrna's Nissan plant approved for $158M in upgrades, doesn't foresee job cuts like GM (Tennessee)

    12/25/2018 10:39:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Murfreesboro Daily News Journal | November 29, 2018 | Scott Broden
    Copyrighted https://www.dnj.com/story/news/2018/11/29/nissan-jobs-smyrna-general-motors-tennessee-auto-industry/2149992002/
  • Dane Chastised for Using Words “Illegal Migration” [semi-satire]

    12/24/2018 9:05:58 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Anders Vistisen, a Danish People’s Party member of the European Parliament, was chastised by British member Claude Moraes for using the phrase “illegal migration” during a discussion of illegal migration. Moraes rejected Vistisen’s argument that the phrase conformed to terminology used in the 2007 Lisbon Treaty on immigration and insisted that the correct phrase is “irregular migration because it is the phrase that parliament has been using for the last decade.” Afterwards, Moraes allowed that “I should have expected this kind of insensitivity from a Dane. This isn’t their ‘first offense’ in such matters. Remember, it was Denmark that held...
  • DropCar Expands Hiring Program to Support Surge in B2B Demand

    12/23/2018 4:10:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Business Wire ^ | December 21, 2018
    DropCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCAR), a leading provider of last mile logistics technology solutions, mobility workforce services and cloud based software for both the automotive industry and consumers, announced its expansion of hiring efforts across New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC and Baltimore due to growth in new and existing B2B contracts. Now we’re looking to build on this momentum by inviting those equally passionate about the space to join our mission. Tweet this “Whether you’re a driver with a track record for delivering outstanding customer experiences, a data driven operations guru, or just a forward thinking...
  • Democrat Slams GOP Vote for Border Security Funding [semi-satire]

    12/22/2018 8:30:53 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Rising socialist star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) expressed her outrage with Republican spending priorities that added $5.7 billion in border security funding and $3 billion in emergency disaster relief funds to the federal budget. "They've shown their true colors," she exclaimed. "They'd rather throw up barriers to the free migration that the United Nations has declared a human right than fund higher priorities like free college tuition, green jobs, prescription refills, and self-care for hard-working members of congress." She pointed to the inclusion of the emergency disaster relief money in the bill as "a not too subtle admission that blocking...
  • Gas prices at lowest point in nearly three years, experts say

    12/20/2018 4:55:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    WSOC-TV ^ | December 20, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's no secret that gas prices are better in South Carolina. Drivers like Tawanda Moore drive across the border from Charlotte to get a deal. “It's always great. I frequently come here to the Rock Hill area to take advantage of the lower prices,” Moore said....
  • NH Hiring Snowplow Drivers At Up To $95 An Hour (New Hampshire)

    12/17/2018 12:41:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Patch ^ | December 17, 2018 | Jason Claffey
    The New Hampshire Department of Transportation said it's hiring snowplow drivers and guaranteeing 10 hours pay every two weeks. CONCORD, NH — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation last week said it's hiring plow drivers for winter snow removal. Pay rates will be up to $95.10 an hour, which includes the driver and truck and depends on equipment setup. Pay also includes hourly fuel rates. Ten hours of pay are guaranteed every two weeks through March 15, even if there's no snow, the department said. Interested parties can call 603-419-9017 for more information. Winter starts Dec. 21. The latest New...
  • Caravan Update [semi-satire]

    12/17/2018 8:59:41 AM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    The caravan of people trying to illegally enter the United States is taking steps to vindicate President Trump’s policy of keeping them out. On the one hand, 280 of them have been arrested by Mexican police for burglarizing residences in Tijuana. Meanwhile, another 100 of them have tried their hand at extortion by demanding $50,000 apiece as the price of them ceasing to assault the border and go home. The Trump Administration has flatly rejected this blackmail demand, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) urged consideration of what they termed “a reasonable request.”...
  • Will Emirates Continue Hiring Cabin Crew in 2019?

    12/15/2018 3:05:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Paddle Your Own Kanoo ^ | December 15, 2018 | Mateusz Maszczynski
    It’s been nearly an entire year since Emirates reopened recruitment for new cabin crew and since that time the airline has held hundreds of Open Day’s around the world. Emirates even trialled a brand new but short-lived recruitment process and partnered with a specialist aviation recruitment agency as it attempted to fill a massive hole in its cabin crew workforce. But as we fast approach 2019, has Emirates finally hired enough cabin crew? We ask that question because as many eager candidates will no doubt already have already noticed, the number of Open Day’s currently advertised on the official Emirates...
  • DC Metro Track Inspectors Who Filed False Reports Reinstated [semi-satire]

    12/11/2018 8:20:06 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Two years ago 16 track inspectors and five supervisors for the Washington, DC Metro Rail system were fired for repeatedly filing false reports on track conditions. The Metro and Amalgamated Transit Union appealed these firings. An arbitrator hired to hear the appeal ordered all the fired individuals to be reinstated. The basis for the reinstatement decision was the arbitrator’s finding that “filing false reports was the normal practice in the track inspection program. Each inspection report was essentially an exact copy of the previous report filed for that section of track. No new measurements of deteriorated conditions were ever noted....
  • GLOBALIST ARMY: Armored Vehicles with EU FLAG Storm Paris to Quash Protests (VIDEO)

    12/09/2018 11:06:46 AM PST · by MNDude · 89 replies
    So now we have combat ready armored vehicles with the EU flag which are being used against unarmed European protesters who are demonstrating against a pro EU authoritarian regime.
  • From barbers to baristas, sailors' unique jobs below deck help run George H.W. Bush carrier

    12/06/2018 10:26:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    WAVY-TV ^ | November 15, 2018 | Michael Marrero
    ATLANTIC OCEAN (WAVY) -- Shy Riggins is no stranger to military life. "My father actually was in the Navy. He always told me stories about his traveling." So when the now Third Class Petty Officer joined the Navy himself, Veterans Day took on a new meaning. "It feels great that people acknowledge we do this for them." He chose to be a become a barber, a role he enjoys. He says the best part of his job is meeting different people, something that comes easy given the location of his barbershop aboard the George H.W. Bush, a Nimitz class aircraft...
  • CNN Cites ‘Oppression’ of Caravan as ‘Impeachable Offense’ [semi-satire]

    12/01/2018 11:21:10 AM PST · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    According to CNN’s Jim Acosta, the revelation that persons in the United States illegally are entitled to more than $40,000 a year in federal benefits “casts a sinister light on the Trump Administration’s extraordinary efforts to block the Central American caravan’s efforts to claim these benefits for its members.” “Why would there be such a program if these immigrants weren’t entitled to this compensation?” Acosta asked. “Trump’s attempt to characterize those who are merely asserting their legal rights as an ‘invasion’ is a slander designed to conceal his government’s refusal to recognize and enforce these immigrants’ rights to this money.”...
  • What would actually happen if Trump actually closed the border?

    11/29/2018 2:39:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 29, 2018 | Z. Byron Wolf
    If President Donald Trump's Twitter feed is the window to his thoughts, everything he says there should be taken seriously. So the fact that he has now on three occasions over the past month and a half threatened to "close" the US border with Mexico means he is thinking seriously about it. Border agents temporarily closed one port of entry, in San Diego, over the weekend when frustrated migrants rushed the border. They also shot tear gas to break up the crowd. The next morning Trump reiterated his "close the border" threat and added the word "permanently."...